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5 arrested in Seekonk prostitution sting

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SEEKONK, Mass. -

Online ads lead police to arrest five people in two hotels during a prostitution sting in Seekonk.

NBC 10 has learned that undercover police officers met two women here, at Motel 6 off of Route 114A, and another woman here, less than a mile away at the Knights Inn just off of Route 6 after answering advertisements for escort services on backpage.com.

Officials say that all three women agreed to have sex with the undercover detectives in exchange for money. The three women were arrested Thursday along with two men that they identified as their pimps.

The women charged with prostituting themselves range in age from 18-36 and are from Fall River, Providence, and Newport.

The men arrested and charged with deriving income from the sale of sexual services are 33 year old Leonard Josey of Newport and 39 year old Ronald Alston of Fall River.

Both men and all three women posted bail and have been released from custody.

All 5 defendants have separate court dates and will appear in court over the course of the next couple of months.

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